Bronson Offers Several Options for Flu Vaccines - Bronson Healthcare

Published on October 08, 2018

Bronson Healthcare is committed to advancing the health or our community and reminds area residents that it is important to get a flu (influenza) vaccination each year. A flu vaccine can prevent influenza, reduce the severity of symptoms, shorten the duration of illness, reduce missed work and school days and reduce the risk of hospitalization. The flu virus can have varying symptoms, but many complain of a fever, cough, muscle aches, headache and sore throat. However for some, the virus can develop complications as a result of the flu, some of which can be life-threatening and result in death.

The best way to prevent the flu is through a vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated each year. The vaccine is available at various Bronson locations. Fees vary based on the location, type of flu vaccine and insurance coverage.

Current Bronson patients can call their primary care office to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine. Those who don’t have a primary care provider can call Bronson HealthAnswers at (800) 451-6310.

Flu vaccinations are also provided at Bronson FastCare and Bronson Urgent Care for those 3 and older, and at Bronson Outpatient Pharmacies for those 12 years or older. All vaccines are at a first come, first serve basis. Children under the age of 3 should receive their flu vaccine from their pediatrician’s office.

If you do catch the flu, drink plenty of fluids, stay home, get lots of rest and avoid contact with other people. Some adults feel better in a week or two, while others, including small children, the elderly and the chronically ill, may have a harder time recovering. In most situations, flu symptoms go away on their own within a week or two and don’t require medical attention.

Those at a high risk for flu complications (adults over the age of 65, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with chronic health problems) should contact their healthcare provider at the first signs of flu symptoms. Everyone, even those not at high risk, should contact their provider if flu symptoms worsen after five days.

Bronson Sites Offering Flu Vaccine to the Public

Calhoun County:

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kalamazoo County:

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6220 W. Main St., Kalamazoo
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Bronson Outpatient Pharmacy – Kalamazoo
    601 John St.
    Located on the south campus first floor of Bronson Methodist Hospital in downtown Kalamazoo south campus
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Van Buren County:

  • Bronson FastCare
    970 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bronson Outpatient Pharmacy – Mattawan
    52375 N Main St.
    Located in the Bronson LakeView Family Care Mattawan building

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Flu vaccines available from: Monday through Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Call (269) 668-6205;